Alpina Foods: Yogurt
Alpina Foods LLC, Miami, is the recently established U.S. subsidiary of Alpina, a leading dairy-producing company in South America with global headquarters in Colombia. For almost a decade, the company has been importing an array of Hispanic-style dairy products into the United States. In 2012, Alpina will begin manufacturing yogurt from its newly built plant in Batavia, N.Y. This opens doors for innovations that will help grow its consumer base beyond the U.S. Hispanic population.
The most recent innovation is Revive, a line of authentically strained Greek yogurts that pack in protein (at least 15 grams per 6-ounce cup) and contain probiotic cultures along with a number of functional ingredients. The Revive line comes in four varieties, with each varietal’s name supported by the “extras” in the granola topping provided in an attached dome cup. They are: Aphrodite’s Youth, which supplies antioxidants to keep the mind and body youthful; Artemis’ Vitality, which helps sustain energy and vitality; Athena’s Focus, which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids to help the mind stay sharp and focused; and Hera’s Calm, which promotes calm and serenity.